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Fresh and Unique, Almost, Maine Is a Must-See

John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, onstage now at the Cary Arts Center under the direction of Randy Jordan and produced by Cary Players, is an oft-forgotten play, perhaps because of its unusual structure. The play, instead of being one comprehensive piece, features nine short vignettes or “mini-plays.” Their connection, other than the fact that previously-seen characters… Read More ›

The Cary Players' community-theater cast of Almost, Maine includes (front row from left): Aaron Young, Cindy Paciocco, Christian O'Neal, Liz Webb, Kirsten Ehlert, and Laura P. Cormier and (back row from left): Thom Haynes, Lauren Meeks, Danny Mullins, Joey DeSena, Any Ortega, and Jordan Long

The Cary Players’ Community-Theater Production of Almost, Maine Is a Rib-Tickling, Heartwarming, and Uplifting Entertainment

How would you like to spend 10 minutes in a small town — 10 minutes in which you meet 19 interesting people and experience nine entertaining, endearing stories? There’s a place where you can do that, well almost, if you come to the Cary Arts Center and let Cary Players’ current community-theater production of John… Read More ›

Deborah Lalush and Tony Courville star in "Obsessive Impulsive" (photo by Ron Foreman)

John Cariani’s Love/Sick at N.C. State Is Inventive and Satisfying

Last Thursday, Sept. 22nd, the student cast members of N.C. State University Theatre opened their two-week run of John Cariani’s Love/Sick in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh, NC. The play, written by American playwright John Cariani, who is best known for Almost, Maine, premiered in 2010 at High Point University in… Read More ›

Page Purgar and Brian Yandle star in Almost, Maine (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Almost, Maine at Theatre in the Park Offers Wry Humor, Comedy, Pathos, Drama, and Love

Theatre in the Park is presenting three “plays in repertory,” which in fact is not what that term usually means; but three shows in a row during the month of September are True West by Sam Shepard, which ran Sept. 8-11, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, which is running Sept. 15th through the 18th, and… Read More ›

Brian Yandle (left) and Byron Jennings II star in Almost, Maine (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Theatre in the Park’s Almost, Maine Is a Delightful Production of a Dreadful Play

Staging three fully-produced plays in three weeks in the same space is an impressive undertaking, especially if the plays are done well. Last week, Theatre in the Park of Raleigh, NC began its presentation of a trio of contemporary plays: Sam Shepard’s True West, which ran Sept. 8-11; John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, which will run… Read More ›